But given that "smilely face" is the default UNICODE character that
everyone uses as an example it is only a matter of time before
such things get added for more pleasing
print STDERR "It worked :-)"
die "Cound not open file :-("
It's easy to fall into the habit of choosing rigor over vigor.
Just watch GCC list for classic example...
Certainly, rigor is a necessary evil in some situations. For those
situations we provide "use strict". But that's not the default in
Perl. We already have lots of computer languages with rigor, but not
so many with vigor.
But the Perl default must be to preserve information, to be failsoft,
and to try to make the best of a bad situation. If this makes other
computer programs look bad, well that's their problem. :-)
Fine by me.
Nick Ing-Simmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Via, but not speaking for: Texas Instruments Ltd.
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